DR Carrie Newbold

DR Carrie Newbold


  • Cochlear implant
  • Electrode-tissue interface



  • Carrie Newbold graduated with an Honours degree in Medical Engineering in 2000 and has been working on cochlear implant electrodes ever since. Her early work at the CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation involved researching material biocompatibilities, evaluating electrode designs and patient outcomes with existing devices. Carrie followed this with a PhD on the development and use of an in vitro model of the electrode-tissue interface. The model assessed the effects of proteins and cells on electrode impedance, as well as how electrical stimulation affects these factors.

    Carrie moved to Cochlear Ltd in Sydney and her research work involved mid- to long-term electrode technologies. In this time, she also worked as Cochlear's Innovation Manager, developing, training and supporting the use of innovation tools and techniques for Cochlear Design and Development team.

    Carrie returned to Melbourne and the HEARing CRC in 2009. She was Project Leader of the Biosafety and Electro-neural interface projects from 2009 to 2014. Carrie is now leading a project on Interface Optimisation and Assessment for the next five years for the HEARing CRC.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Carrie has worked as a Project Leader for the HEARing CRC since 2009. Within this role, she has lead projects collectively worth over $2.7 million.   


Education and training

  • Cert IV TAE, 2014
  • Cert IV Pilates Matwork, 2013
  • Dip Remedial Massage, 2012
  • MTC, University of Melbourne 2011
  • Cert IV Sports Massage, 2011
  • Spec Cert Biomed Res Mgt, University of Melbourne 2009
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BE(Med), Queensland University of Technology 2000

Awards and honors

  • For research that replaces the use of animals, Minister's Prize for the Application of 3Rs, 2006
  • For research that replaces the use of animals, Australian Museum Eureka Prize Finalist, 2006
  • Oral Presentation Prize, Showcasing PhD students at the CRCA Annual Conference, 2005
  • Conference Poster Prize, BioNano: the next frontier, 2005
  • Conference Poster Prize, Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, 2005
  • PhD scholarship, CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation, 2002



Available for supervision

  • Y